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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Fuel Trucks Catch Fire In Western Iranian City Of Kermanshah

RFL/RE – Several fuel tankers have caught fire at a truck park near the western Iranian city of Kermanshah, sparking panic among local residents. Governor Fazlollah Ranjbar was quoted by the official IRNA news agency as saying that the fire broke out on July 28 during repair work to a heavy vehicle before spreading to seven others. The governor, however, …

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Iran: The Mullahs Are Excited

gatestoneinstitute.org – The ruling mullahs of Iran are excited. They are convinced that a new US president, like his previous boss, former President Barack Obama, will throw them the lifeline so badly needed for their survival, their hold on power, and their ability to advance their nuclear and other imperialist plans — both in Venezuela against the United States, and …

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Prominent Activist Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Protesting Downing of Ukrainian Passenger Plane

CHRI —For her participation in a peaceful gathering to condemn the downing of the Ukrainian passenger plane by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) in January 2020, the prominent women’s and student rights activist Bahareh Hedayat has been sentenced to four years and eight months in prison, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. “The authorities in Iran seem determined to …

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Iran Executions: Two Prisoners Hanged at Urmia Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Two prisoners sentenced to Qisas (retribution in-kind) for “premeditated murder” were executed in Urmia Central Prison this morning. According to Iran Human Rights, the two men’s sentences were carried out in Urmia Central Prison this morning. The identities of the two men have been established as Ali Abdi and Amirhossein Ghahrian. According to HRANA News …

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Iran faces medical worker shortage as COVID-19 crisis shows no signs of slowing

Despite massive efforts, lockdowns and province by province policy, Iran continues to grapple with the coronavirus, which shows no signs of slowing down as officials warn they are running short of medical workers. According to Health Ministry Spokesman Sima Sadar Lari, 212 people died from the virus in the last 24 hours. In April, Iran was able to bring its daily …

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U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) virtual event on advancement of international religious freedom.

Shabtabnews – U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) will hold a virtual event on the 8th August 2020 on advancement of international religious freedom. The details of the event can be seen below: Please join the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for a virtual event about President Trump’s recent Executive Order to advance international religious freedom across the federal government …

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Khamenei-Controlled Financial Conglomerate In Iran Nets $2.5 Billion In Profits

Radiofarda – Parviz Fattah, Head of Khamenei-controlled Mostazafan Foundation, on Monday said the conglomerate’s revenues increased by 34 percent to reach 360 trillion rials (approximately $2.5 billion) in the Iranian calendar year ending 20 March, 2020. Speaking at a press conference to report on his one year as the head of the Foundation, Fattah said the charitable organization will net …

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Multiple Explosions Hit Iraq Weapons Depot Used By Pro-Iran Militia

Radiofarda – A weapons depot at al-Saqr base belonging to Iraq’s federal police force but also used by pro-Iran paramilitaries exploded on Sunday in Baghdad’s southern suburbs. Iraq’s military blamed the explosion on high summer temperatures and poor storage, but given continuous tensions in the region some say it could have been a possible attack. Pro-Iran militia sources claimed that …

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US-Based Zoroastrian Priest Killed On A Visit To Iran

Radiofarda – A priest from the minority Zoroastrian community who lived in the United States has been killed on a visit to Iran, state news agency IRNA reported Sunday. The website of the Amordad weekly paper on Zoroastrian affairs said the body of Arash Kasravi was found alongside those of his bodyguard and a nurse who also did domestic work. …

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Court Donates Part of Iran’s Highest Mountain To A Religious Organization

Radiofarda – In an odd and unprecedented ruling Iran’s Supreme Court has handed over the ownership of part of the country’s highest mountain, Mount Damavand, to an organization that operates under the direct supervision of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Hamshahri newspaper in Tehran reported on Sunday July 26 that an official title deed has been issued to Iran’s Endowments Organization …

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